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‘Ghoul’ Haunts Foreign Box Office (Trailer)

Ghoul, a supernatural thriller/horror film from Czech actor and filmmaker Petr Jákl, broke box office records this past weekend, raking in the highest opening for a horror film ever in the Czech Republic and its U.S. premiere is just weeks away.

In the Czech Republic, Ghoul has already surpassed ticket sales for previously released horror films like Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Maniac (2012), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).

Shot on location in Ukraine, Ghoul is a blend of fact and fiction.

Ghoul follows a group of broke fictional American documentary filmmakers traveling to Ukraine to report on the real-life Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo, known as the Rostov Ripper. Chikatilo terrorized more than 50 young victims in the late 70s and 80s and then ate parts of their bodies. He was executed in 1994.

Weaving in real archive video, the movie also follows the documentary filmmakers as they investigate how cannibalism swept through Ukraine during the notorious famine of 1932. After being lead deep into the vast Ukrainian forest for an interview with one of the last known survivors of the cannibalism epidemic, they are plagued with a series of unexplainable supernatural encounters and come face-to-face with the evil spirit of Chikatilo, who was born in the Soviet Union and was the most violent serial killer and cannibal of all time.

The film opens in Los Angeles and New York on March 20.




  • Megaonan

    Steer clear people… i saw this movie during the weekend and it fucking sucked… Not worth the money… One of the LAZIEST found footage i have ever seen…

    • Anthony Gulino

      more often than not “found footage” films suck… same tired formula over and over and over…. Dont get me wrong there are the exceptions but its to the point as soon as i read “found footage” my expectations drop drastically..

      • Megaonan

        I know, but i am a huge sucker for these kinds of movies, but since i saw a lot of them i switched sides and cant not stand them anylonger… THis shit was bottom of the barel… it looked like it had smaller budget that the first paranormal activity…

        • A small budget is not really a valid criticism for found footage films. Actually I’d say the most effective in the genre have also been some of the cheapest to produce, i.e; BWP, Willow Creek, PA1.

          The last few ‘big’ budget found footage horrors I watched were total rubbish (As Above So Below, The Pyramid etc.).

          • Anthony Gulino

            Willow Creek ????? REALLY ????

          • The film had it’s flaws but it’s easily one of the most effectively creepy FF movies since BWP. Subtlety goes a long way in these movies.

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